Roberto C. Delgadillo
Student Services Librarian
An archival research resource containing the essential primary sources for studying the history of the film and entertainment industries, from the era of vaudeville and silent movies through to 2000. The core US and UK trade magazines covering film, music, broadcasting and theater are all included, together with film fan magazines and music press titles. Magazines have been scanned cover-to-cover in high-resolution color, with granular indexing of all articles, covers, ads and reviews.
Indexes 150 film and television periodicals from 30 countries cover-to-cover; 200 others selectively for articles on film and television. The freely available online version covers 1976-2001 only, while the print version covers the early 1970s and years after 2001.
Related: Print edition with current issues available in Humanities/Social Sciences Reference, 2nd Floor Shields Library, PN1993.F484.
The Film Indexes Online portal allows for cross-searching of the AFI Catalog and the Film International Index databases. Combined, these two databases search for cast, character, director, and keyword information for thousands of films.
Provides indexing of 115,000 films and biographical information for almost 57,000 personalities. FII also includes brief bibliographies and coverage of international film awards, as well as searchable plot summaries and full cast and crew lists.
The Music & Performing Arts Online portal brings the International Index to Music Periodicals (IIMP) and the International Index to the Performing Arts (IIPA) together in one site, enabling users to search both resources simultaneously. Together, these databases offer coverage of music, theatre, dance, television, film, and other performing arts.
The purpose of the Open Video Project is to collect and make available a repository of digitized video content for the digital video, multimedia retrieval, digital library, and other research communities. Researchers can use the video to study a wide range of problems, such as tests of algorithms for automatic segmentation, summarization, and creation of surrogates that describe video content; the development of face recognition algorithms; or creating and evaluating interfaces that display result sets from multimedia queries. Because researchers attempting to solve similar problems will have access to the same video content, the repository is also intended to be used as a test collection that will enable systems to be compared, similar to the way the TREC conferences are used for text retrieval.
An electronic version of the classic Readers’ Guide to Periodical Literature. Readers’ Guide Retrospective, produced by The H. W. Wilson Company, is a database containing comprehensive indexing of the most popular general-interest periodicals published in the United States and reflects the history of 20th century America.
Related: The print version of the Readers’ Guide to Periodical Literature (1890-present) is located in the Humanities/Social Sciences Department in Shields Library, AI3.R4
An online citation index to over 60,000 historical and critical items about science fiction, fantasy and horror, developed by Hal W. Hall. This index is a useful supplement to the MLA International Bibliography, since it includes both scholarly and fan writing. Does not include book review coverage.
Multidisciplinary database covering the journal literature of the arts and humanities. It indexes 1,100 of the world’s leading arts and humanities journals, as well as covering selected, relevant items from over 6,800 major science and social science journals.
The Media History Digital Library is a non-profit initiative dedicated to digitizing collections of classic media periodicals that belong in the public domain for full public access. Their collections feature extensive runs of several important trade papers and fan magazines.
Historical coverage of the following U.S Newspapers. The include both full page and individual article images. The collection includes digital reproductions providing access to every page from every available issue. Years included varies by title.
ProQuest Historical Newspapers: The Arizona Republican (1890 – 1922)
ProQuest Historical Newspapers: Atlanta Daily World (1931 – 2003)
ProQuest Historical Newspapers: Chicago Defender (1909 – 1975)
ProQuest Historical Newspapers: Chicago Tribune (1849 – 1993)
ProQuest Historical Newspapers: Cleveland Call and Post (1934 – 1991)
ProQuest Historical Newspapers: Los Angeles Sentinel (1934 – 2005)
ProQuest Historical Newspapers: Los Angeles Times (1881 – 1993)
ProQuest Historical Newspapers: New York Amsterdam News (1922 – 1993)
ProQuest Historical Newspapers: The New York Times (1851 – 2013)
ProQuest Historical Newspapers: Philadelphia Tribune (1912 – 2001)
ProQuest Historical Newspapers: Pittsburgh Courier (1911 – 2002)
ProQuest Historical Newspapers: San Francisco Chronicle (1865 – 1922)
ProQuest Historical Newspapers: The Wall Street Journal (1889 – 1999)
ProQuest Historical Newspapers: The Washington Post (1877 – 2000)
Current full-text of the Chicago Tribune, Los Angeles Times, New York Times (including the New York Times Magazine and the New York Times Book Review), Wall Street Journal and the Washington Post. For historical backfiles, see ProQuest Historical Newspapers. Direct Links to the individual papers:
http://uclibs.org/PID/301866 Chicago Tribune (1985- )
http://uclibs.org/PID/301869 Los Angeles Times (1985- )
http://uclibs.org/PID/301870 New York Times (1980- )
http://uclibs.org/PID/301871 Wall Street Journal (1984- )
http://uclibs.org/PID/301872 Washington Post (1987- )
Includes full text and page images of the entire newspaper, including articles, editorials, advertising and images (excluding the Sunday Times) for 1785-2011. The “Access World News” database contains both the daily and Sunday Times, 1985-present.
Searchable database of citations and digitized images of the pages of more than 1100 American magazines and journals published from colonial days to the dawn of the 20th century.
JSTOR provides Full-Text access to back files of hundreds important scholarly journals in nearly 50 disciplines spanning the arts, humanities, social sciences and the sciences. Current issues are now included for selected titles. Holdings vary by journal. JSTOR is a not-for-profit organization established with the assistance of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
Project Muse provides full text access to hundreds of journals in the arts, humanities, social sciences and mathematics. It is useful for searching interdisciplinary cultural studies topics. Its full-text search engine permits finer-grained searching than any other index for these journals. Coverage varies by journal.
This site sponsored by the Library of Congress allows you to search and view newspaper pages from 1880-1922 and find information about American newspapers published between 1690-present. Chronicling America is sponsored by the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Library of Congress as part of the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP). Over a period of approximately 20 years, NDNP will create a national, digital resource of historically significant newspapers published between 1836 and 1922 from all U.S. states and territories. Currently, the site contains selected newspapers from California (The San Francisco Call, Sacramento Record-Union), District of Columbia, Florida, Hawaii, Kentucky, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas, Utah, and Virginia and Washington.
CineFiles contains scanned images of reviews, press kits, festival and showcase program notes, newspaper articles, and other documents from the PFA Library’s extensive collection covering world cinema, past and present.
CineFiles currently includes documents on the films of more than 150 major international directors, materials describing silent Soviet cinema, and PFA’s unique collection of exhibitor manuals, among other documents.
Related: PFA Library & Film Study Center
Metacritic compiles reviews of movies, DVDs, television, and more from both critics in major newspapers and site users. Based on the combined reviews, it also “scores” a given film based on its critical reception.
This internet engine searches for reviews of over 30,000 films from a variety of (mostly free) sites. Older films are reviewed, but by contemporary critics. The site also gives up-to-date listing of top ten box office films.
Provides streaming video access to the 60 Minutes news show archive for the third and fourth decades of this long-running show, plus segments from the CBS News program Sunday Morning. Includes transcripts of the videos for ease of citation, and a citation export feature. Topics include international and national news, politics, women’s studies, society and culture, and many more
From 1935-1967, Time Inc. offered Americans views of significant historical events in their newsreel series The March of Time. Several hundred of these newsreels can be searched and viewed as streaming videos. Transcripts of these commercial, documentary, instructional and public service videos accompany the films. In support of research and teaching, the resource enables users to create, edit, and share playlists or film clips.